The Pasquerilla East Musical Company (PEMCo) will present “Nothing Without You: A PEMCo Revue,” featuring 20 students performing numbers from a wide variety of musicals. Sophomore Emily Okawara, the director of this year’s show, described the revue as an annual PEMCo tradition in which students perform a compilation of songs from different musicals, each connected by a common theme that changes each year.“This year’s theme is ‘Nothing Without You,’ and it’s all about human connection, and how, living on this earth, we are all connected in little, tiny ways in our daily lives, but also on a bigger scale,” she said. “All of the proceeds go to charity. This year they’re going to a program I’ve worked with all year, called ‘Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods.’”“Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods” is collaborative project between the University and the Neighborhood Resources Connection, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to providing programs to empower the community and train community leaders in South Bend.“It’s a program that uses the arts to empower youth to make their voices heard,” Okawara said. “It’s very humanizing research, and very connected to the revue in the way it’s using the arts in the community. It’s a program that I really care about.”Each performance will run for approximately an hour and a half, including a 10-minute intermission. Okawara said like revues in past years, the show was organized, produced and directed entirely by students, and will feature live musical accompaniment also provided by students. Unlike prior years, however, this year’s revue will take place in a new venue.“For the past few years, it’s been in the LaFun Ballroom, but this year it’s going to be in the Washington Hall lab, which is different and cool in a lot of ways,” she said. “It’s just a different stage-space. We get to use lights, and it has more of a theater-y feel.”Supporting the arts in your community is very important, Okawara said, but coming to the “Nothing Without You: A PEMCo Revue” means more than just supporting your fellow students who are helping produce or performing in the show.“With this revue, you are supporting the arts directly, but you’re also supporting the arts in that all the proceeds of the revue are going to go towards this program that supports the arts for kids in South Bend, so it’s kind of a double-whammy,” she said. “In addition to supporting the arts, it’s just going to be a super fun show. There’s a lot of really popular musical theater in it. We’ve got ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Mamma Mia,’ ‘Hairspray,’ ‘Wicked’ — all the well-known titles — but there’s also a lot of new stuff in it that I think people are really going to want to see, that I think gets to the core of the joy and the grief and the gravity and the importance of human connection.”Junior Denise Dorotheo, marketing producer for PEMCo, elaborated on the theme for this year’s show.“The idea is that we are nothing without human connection, nothing without being able to have relationships with friends or family or be in romantic relationships, and how those are essential to being human,” Dorotheo said. “We thought it was a really good theme for this year because we are struggling right now, as a society, of being very disconnected, whether it’s our political views or anything like that, or just being on our phones when we’re with one another. We’re just trying to remind the Notre Dame community how important it is to have relationships with people, to share differing opinions with people and to listen and be respectful of those.”The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available for $5 at the LaFortune Box Office. Seating is limited.Tags: Pasquerilla East Musical Company, PEMCo, PEMCo Revue
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has revealed that government officials and legislators are in talks to raise Indonesia’s budget deficit cap from the current 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), which would allow the state to borrow more money to fund its emergency response measures to the coronavirus pandemic.The chairman of the House budget committee (Banggar), Said Abdullah, said on March 23 that the government should raise the ceiling from the current 3 percent to 5 percent.Read also: Indonesia’s budget to fight COVID-19: What we know so farAccording to multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley’s analysis, Indonesia’s budget deficit may reach between 2.7 and 3.5 percent this year, which would be the highest level in history.Meanwhile, Bahana Sekuritas economist Satria Sambijantoro said the budget deficit would eventually hover at around 3.5 to 4 percent of GDP.“Indonesia’s deficit cap of 3 percent of GDP, introduced in the aftermath of the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, has brought fiscal prudence and lowered the country’s credit risks,” Satria said in a research note.“Thus, we expect the waiver to be only temporary, with the deficit cap back in place after risks from the COVID-19 outbreak subside.”The government’s baseline scenario had been for Indonesia’s GDP to grow more than 4 percent this year, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said recently. Under the assumptions the pandemic will last for six months, that global trade will slump by 30 percent and the country goes into lockdown, economic growth could fall to between zero and 2.5 percent, she added.Under a baseline scenario, Morgan Stanley expects Indonesia’s economy to grow 3.7 percent this year. However, under a bear case scenario, Indonesia’s economic growth is tipped to drop to just 2.8 percent this year.Topics : The House of Representatives stands ready to support the government to make the necessary changes to the 2020 state budget, including raising the budget deficit cap, as the number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia continues to rise.House Speaker Puan Maharani said COVID-19 had had a severe impact on the global economy, adding that the crisis would lead to significant changes in macroeconomic assumptions set in the 2020 state budget.“The House is ready to support mitigation measures needed by the government through the state budget and [we will support] a government regulation in lieu of law [Perppu] to improve fiscal resiliency,” said Puan during the House’s plenary meeting in Jakarta on Monday. Macroeconomic assumptions in the state budget would be changed, including the economic growth target, which will be changed from 5.3 percent to between 4 and 5.1 percent, she said. The rupiah is expected to hover around Rp 16,000 per US dollar this year from its initial projection of Rp 14,400 per US dollar, Puan added.Read also: Expand deficit to 5%, cut taxes on rich in exchange for required COVID-19 donations: House“We need fiscal intervention to strengthen spending in the state budget and government programs to anticipate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on people’s lives and the national economy,” Puan added.The House Speaker urged the government, together with Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Financial Services Authority (OJK), to step up coordination efforts to integrate policies to support the national economy.
Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland has been arrested in South Carolina for resisting arrest and other offenses. Breeland, who is from Charlotte, was arrested in York County, just south of the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Breeland was also charged with driving with an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana or hash and driving without a license. Breeland had seven tackles and an interception in the Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl win over San Francisco two months ago. — Joe Staley says he has been taken aback by the tributes that have poured in from former 49ers teammates, coaches and competitors since he announced his retirement. The limelight in the NFL is usually reserved for players who catch, run or throw the ball, not the behind-the-scene workers who help make all that happen. But Staley is deserving of it after making six Pro Bowls, the NFL all-decade team and helping the 49ers reach the Super Bowl twice in his 13-year career.— The Kansas City Chiefs have released two-time Pro Bowl punter Dustin Colquitt. Colquitt’s 15-year career with the Chiefs allowed him to set numerous franchise records, including the most games played and most postseason appearances. Colquitt posted a farewell on Instagram late Monday in which he said that “all things come to an end, sometimes sooner than you hoped, prayed and pleaded for them to.” Colquitt stopped short of saying he was retiring. He turns 38 next month.— The Houston Texans have released veteran safety Tashuan Gipson just one year after signing him to a three-year, $22.5 million contract. Gipson started 14 games for Houston last season before landing on injured reserve because of a back injury. The 29-year-old Gipson had 55 tackles and three interceptions in his one season with the Texans.— A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent wide receiver Rashard Higgins has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Cleveland Browns. Higgins clashed with former Browns coach Freddie Kitchens last season. A fifth-round pick in 2016, Higgins had only four catches for 55 yards last season as he also dealt with a knee injury. In 2018, Higgins had 39 receptions for 572 yards and four touchdowns. Former Giant Harland Svare, Rams, Chargers coach dies at 89EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Harland Svare, a starting linebacker on the Giants’ 1956 NFL championship team and later the team’s defensive coach, has died, He was 89. He died on April 4 at a nursing home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For many years, Svare also held the distinction of being the NFL’s youngest head coach at 31 years, 11 months. He was elevated from defensive line coach to head coach by the Los Angeles Rams midway through the 1962 season.MLB-ORIOLES-MANCINI CANCEROrioles 1B Mancini expects to miss season to treat cancerBALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer and expects to miss the season if major leaguers return this summer. The unrestricted free agent quarterback has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.Winston was the first overall pick in the 2015 draft and the starting QB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’ll serve as backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans.Winston is coming off a season in which he led the NFL with 5,109 yards passing and ranked second with 33 touchdown passes, but he also led the NFL in interceptions with 30. That made Winston the first QB in NFL history to have at least 30 TDs and 30 interceptions.In five seasons with the Buccaneers, he has passed for 19,737 yards and 121 touchdowns while throwing 88 interceptions. The Bucs went 28-42 in games Winston started.In other NFL developments: Mancini had a malignant tumor removed shortly before turning 28 on March 18. Writing a first-person article for The Players Tribune, the 28-year-old says has been undergoing chemotherapy since April 13. He says the treatment will take six months and expects to make a full recovery.Mancini hit .291 with 35 homers and 97 RBIs for last-place Baltimore in 2019.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLAP sources: MLB opening options include 3 regional divisionsNEW YORK (AP) — People familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation allows. Included is a plan in which the 30 teams could be split into three regional divisions. Teams could be restricted to playing within their region.That idea, if used, would break up the traditional alignments of the American and National Leagues. It also would cut travel.In other virus-related baseball news:— The Pittsburgh Pirates are suspending retirement benefits for members of the team’s baseball operations staff in an effort to cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Ben Cherington says the team has been searching for ways to find savings with the 2020 season on hold indefinitely with much of the country locked down in hopes of stemming the spread of the virus. The temporary suspension of retirement benefits is part of an effort to avoid any potential personnel cutbacks.— Major League Baseball has told teams they could decide their own ticket refund policies. Spring training was suspended on March 12 and the regular season was delayed from its scheduled March 26 start because of the new coronavirus pandemic. A revised schedule has not been announced, and teams had treated the missed games as postponements and not announced refund policies. NASCAR, like other sports, has been shut down for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other virus-related developments:— Athletes in track and field can apply for money from a $500,000 fund to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic. World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation have launched the fund to help athletes who have lost income because competitions are suspended.— Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt says the school will cut nearly $7 million from the athletic budget in the upcoming school year, including eliminating performance bonuses for himself and Red Raiders coaches. Hocutt told A-J Media in Lubbock, Texas that deeper cuts may be needed if college football can’t play a full season.— The 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course is delaying the start of ticket sales until August. Tickets were originally set to go on sale to those who registered online in May. Instead, PGA Championship tournament director Scott Reid said that with the world grappling with the coronavirus pandemic it was not appropriate to ask potential spectators to make purchasing decisions at this time. April 28, 2020 — The maker of Louisville Slugger baseball bats is producing non-medical masks to help benefit food banks. Louisville-based Hillerich & Bradsby says in a release its Maskonic masks are reusable, water repellent and treated with a bactericide that lasts up to 10 washes. The mask was inspired by the company’s Bionic gloves line. Company president and CEO John Hillerich says it “was a natural progression, particularly in a time of global crisis” when personal protective equipment is needed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Hillerich says the company has channeled its production and supply chain toward making masks for the public.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCARNASCAR race may take place in Charlotte without fansCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The governor of North Carolina says NASCAR can hold the Coca-Cola 600 without fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway at the end of May if health conditions do not deteriorate in the state.Gov. Roy Cooper says he and state public health officials have had discussions with NASCAR and the speedway. Cooper says he believes the race can go forward on Memorial Day weekend for the 60th consecutive year. — The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up the fifth-year option on All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Watt, Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in the 2017 draft, is coming off a stellar 2019 in which he had 14 1/2 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time.— The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent defensive lineman Christian Covington on a one-year contract. Covington played for the Dallas Cowboys last year after spending four seasons with the Houston Texans, who selected him in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL draft. Covington started a career-high six games for the Cowboys and had a personal-best 28 tackles.— The Chicago Bears signed defensive tackle John Jenkins. Jenkins appeared in 16 games and made five starts for Miami last season, getting one sack. He has also played for New Orleans, Seattle, Chicago and the New York Giants since he entered the league in 2013.— The 2021 NFL draft will be held in Cleveland from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced following the completion of a unique, stay-at-home draft that went smoothly despite logistical obstacles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TV ratings soared over the weekend as fans soaked in every moment. The NFL officially awarded Cleveland the 2021 NFL draft last year. The Browns will be celebrating their 75th anniversary next year. Details are still being finalized, but the draft will be held at locations around FirstEnergy Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.NFL OBIT-HARLAND SVARE Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSSaints agree to terms with QB Winston on one-year contractUNDATED (AP) — Jameis (JAYM’-ihs) Winston has found a landing spot. — The Atlantic Coast Conference will bring its men’s basketball tournament back to Greensboro, North Carolina in 2023 after this year’s tournament there was canceled near the midway point due to the coronavirus pandemic. 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Published on February 9, 2020 at 12:14 am Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Comments Marek Dolezaj pleaded with an official to look at the video board. He wanted the refs to see what he and most of the Carrier Dome fans had seen: Dolezaj wasn’t out of bounds. Syracuse shouldn’t have been losing possession. The ref didn’t look up, though. Instead, he formed a “T” with both hands, granting Dolezaj not only a technical foul but his fifth personal.“You suck” chants echoed through the Carrier Dome. Dolezaj’s plead didn’t matter, nor did Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim’s or the fans’ complaints. Three Syracuse forwards fouled out of Saturday’s game against Wake Forest with 5:42 left in the game. “Afterwards he told the coaches that I embarrassed him in front of the crowd and I just cannot do that,” Dolezaj said. Just more than a week after Bourama Sidibe and Dolezaj’s foul ejections led to a Syracuse loss at Clemson, the Orange found themselves in the same position. In a tight game, Syracuse’s foul trouble resulted in lineups SU rarely plays featuring players more used to the bench. Somehow, while playing a freshman forward and guard that had fallen out of Syracuse’s normal seven-man rotation, the Orange held on for a 75-73 win over the Demon Deacons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“By this stage in the year, we should’ve learned you can’t do that,” Boeheim said. “For us to win this game without those three guys in there…it was amazing to me.”Syracuse’s foul trouble centered around players who spend most of their time near the basket. The main issue for the Orange was many of the fouls committed weren’t near their hoop. Boeheim said he doesn’t mind fouls that are contesting a shot — whether it’s players trying to stop a drive or block a layup, those fouls are generally OK.It’s those fouls away from the basket that got the Orange into trouble. Some of them came on the defensive side of the ball, but just not when Wake Forest was making a clear threat to score. Quincy Guerrier fouled a player bringing the ball up. Sidibe picked up a foul nearly 90 feet from SU’s rim. “It’s stupid, yeah,” Guerrier said. “There are some fouls that I can avoid…I got to think more and be smart about fouling.”Guerrier said he had two or three fouls that were avoidable. One of which came on the offensive end, which Dolezaj noted is the worst place to get a foul. Guerrier drove down the lane on a fast break with Elijah Hughes, Syracuse’s leading scorer running to the freshman forward’s right. Instead of passing around the one Wake Forest defender guarding the two Syracuse players, Guerrier attacked the rim. He said after the game he thought a pass would’ve been picked off by a trailing player. Instead, the drive led to a charge and Guerrier’s fourth personal foul. “Quincy tries to do something that nobody would ever try to do,” Boeheim said. “He’s playing in the summer. It’s a 2-on-1 fast break you make a bounce pass you’re up two more points than what we were up and he doesn’t have a foul. I’m trying to teach him he’s just not getting there.”“That was a stupid play for myself,” Guerrier said. “Next time I’m just going to pass him the ball.”Max Freund | Staff PhotographerThe final foul for Guerrier, which set off Syracuse’s string of foul limit breaches, came underneath the Wake Forest basket. At that point, Guerrier had scored 13 points, one short of a season-high, and grabbed three offensive boards. His aggression on the glass twice led to three-point plays as rebounds turned into made layups through contact.But with less than nine minutes remaining, Guerrier’s aggressiveness cost him. Syracuse’s heaviest player wasn’t in position for the rebound and a Wake Forest player had a clear grasp of the ball. Still, Guerrier reached for the ball as he dove by. Instead of hitting the ball loose, he smacked the player’s face. The very next possession, Sidibe fouled out.“Sometimes, I think I’m doing too much,” Guerrier said. “Because in my mind I got to be aggressive and go to the rebound. And even when I’m not in position to have the rebound, I’m trying to (rebound) too much.”When asked how to fix the fouling problem by “being smarter,” Dolezaj smiled and tapped his head. The junior forward said it’s about looking at the tape and understanding which fouls are smart and which aren’t. Last week, it mattered that Syracuse was careless with fouls. On Saturday, Syracuse did enough to make it hurt less. Next week, who knows? There’s no clear answer to how it stops but there’s a consensus in the Syracuse locker room regarding the fouls. “We just cannot do it, you know,” Dolezaj said, echoing his teammates’ and coaches’ remarks after the game. “Today (Brycen Goodine) and Jesse (Edwards) stepped up big, but in more games like this we just need to stay in the game.” Facebook Twitter Google+